Also available as: Audiobook. Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. After the execution of her father, the young and beautiful Lady Asano is in grave danger from the powerful Lord Kira. In order to save herself Asano must find Oishi, the leader of the fighting men of her clan. She believes he is three hundred miles to the southwest in the imperial city of Kyoto.
Disguising her loveliness in the humble garments of a traveling priest, and calling herself Cat, Lady Asano travels the fabled Tokaido Road. Her only tools are her quick wits, her samurai training, and her deadly, six foot-long naginata.
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She revels in the language and reveals the Japanese as a poetic, witty people. It reminds us that the Japenese regard eroticism as an art, a skill as cultivated as flower arranging and pouring tea. Meticulously researched. The colorful, complex traditions and culture of feudal Japan are detailed and provide a backdrop for a memorable tale of family honor lost and regained. Lucia St. She has also lived in Japan, South Carolina and southern Arizona.
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